See How Diseases Spread in These Mesmerizing Graphics

See How Diseases Spread in These Mesmerizing Graphics

Scientists can visualize the spread of diseases in lots of ways. This viz treats swine flu like it’s a commuter taking a train around the world.

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Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye

Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye

A final post from the Superbug blog, with sincere thanks to readers, colleagues and editors.

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“We Are Not Ready”: Ebola Analysis from Front-Line Workers (And Bill Gates)

“We Are Not Ready”: Ebola Analysis from Front-Line Workers (And Bill Gates)

A new report from Doctors Without Borders excoriates the international response to Ebola, and at the annual TED conference, Bill Gates outlines how to do better next time.

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Google Builds a New Tablet for the Fight Against Ebola

Google Builds a New Tablet for the Fight Against Ebola

Jay Achar was treating Ebola patients at a makeshift hospital in Sierra Leone. He needed more time, and he needed better tech.

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Ebola Could Cause Thousands More Deaths — By Ushering In Measles

Ebola Could Cause Thousands More Deaths — By Ushering In Measles

The social disruption and fear created by the Ebola epidemic in Africa may open the door to a second, larger epidemic, of measles.

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Ebola’s Not Over For Health Care’s Volunteers

Ebola’s Not Over For Health Care’s Volunteers

Health care workers who caught Ebola while treating its victims in the US and in Africa continue to struggle with poor health and the stigma of the disease.

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Still Fighting Ebola: A View from Liberia’s Front Line

Still Fighting Ebola: A View from Liberia’s Front Line

A report from a front-line Ebola fighter working in Liberia shows how much remains to be done to beat the terrifying disease.

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How Nanobiophysics Can Stop Ebola and Other Global Pandemics

How Nanobiophysics Can Stop Ebola and Other Global Pandemics

In an age of cell phones, human genome sequencing, and Google self-driving cars, even the world’s best hospitals (and airports) are still relying upon a thermometer (a 400-year-old technology) to decide who to quarantine for Ebola. The result of these antiquated approaches for diagnosing Ebola has resulted in over 1,400 Ebola suspects in the U.S. […]

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The Long Tail of Ebola: Depressing African Economic Progress

The Long Tail of Ebola: Depressing African Economic Progress

We think of epidemics in terms of illnesses and deaths, but the damage they do to national and household economies could last far longer.

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2015 Resolution: Accept that Diseases Hop Borders, Don’t Dismiss Them, and Don’t Panic

2015 Resolution: Accept that Diseases Hop Borders, Don’t Dismiss Them, and Don’t Panic

In 2014, people over-reacted to Ebola crossing the world, and under-reacted to other diseases that travel. In 2015, we could do better.

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